Nikki Sixx Offers Update on Vince Neil After Mötley Crüe Singer’s Stage Fall


Members of Mötley Crüe had a rough go of it last week, with both drummer Tommy Lee and singer Vince Neil sustaining separate slip-and-fall incidents. While the only collateral damage of Lee’s mishap was some wet clothes, Neil’s, which took place mid-show with his solo band (video), resulted in some broken ribs, a trip to the hospital and doctor-mandated down time.

Now Neil’s bandmate, bassist Nikki Sixx — who did not slip and fall last week, to our knowledge — has offered an update on the singer’s condition. Speaking to Billboard, Sixx revealed that the festival crew didn’t put down reflective tape in the proper locations, saying Neil didn’t see a gap between a speaker and the stage which caused him to fall down four feet. Sixx added that the guitar Vince was holding for the song served to break the fall and likely prevented much worse injury, and that Neil will be fine in plenty of time for the band’s tour next summer. He explained:

“Without that [tape] it’s all completely black, so you can walk forward thinking there’s still stage there and fall off. I’ve done that myself; Vince and I were laughing about one time we both fell off the stage at the same show.

“But he was really lucky; He said if it wasn’t a song that he was playing rhythm guitar on it could’ve been his head, which would’ve been a worse injury. The guitar broke his fall. But he’ll heal up and we’ll be ready to go on tour in June.

“This tour’s been (postponed) twice; We just didn’t have enough information at the time, with protocols and all, to go and do a stadium tour. We’re all feeling good about it now, and we can’t wait, man.”

Sixx is promoting a new book, The First 21, about the early years of his life.

Neil has been the subject of much ridicule of late after a series of shows this past summer with his solo band at which his vocals were embarrassingly bad.

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts tour dates for 2022:

6/16 – Atlanta, GA @ Suntrust Park [tickets]
6/18 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium [tickets]
6/19 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium [tickets]
6/22 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park [tickets]
6/24 – Queens, NY @ Citi Field [tickets]
6/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park [tickets]
6/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Bank Of America Stadium [tickets]
6/30 – Nashville, TN @ Nissan Stadium [tickets]
7/2 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field [tickets]
7/5 – St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium [tickets]
7/8 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field [tickets]
7/10 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park [tickets]
7/12 – Hershey, PA @ Hershey Park Stadium [tickets]
7/14 – Cleveland, OH @ First Energy Stadium [tickets]
7/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Great American Ballpark [tickets]
7/17 – Milwaukee, WI @ American Family Field [tickets]
7/19 – Kansas City, MO @ Kauffman Stadium [tickets]
7/21 – Denver, CO @ Coors Field [tickets]
8/5 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park [tickets]
8/6 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park [tickets]
8/10 – Buffalo, NY @ New Era Field [tickets]
8/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park [tickets]
8/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ U.S. Bank Stadium [tickets]
8/19 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park [tickets]
8/21 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome [tickets]
8/22 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Park [tickets]
8/27 – Inglewood, CA @ Sofi Stadium [tickets]
8/28 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park [tickets]
8/31 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park [tickets]
9/7 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park [tickets]

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